Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Inspiring great affection or delight:‘I have four adorable Siamese cats’
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- ‘Yeah, but people expect me to be all… quiet and sensitive and sweet and adorable.’
- ‘She told me it was adorable… clothes for little girls and matching clothes for their dolls as well.’
- ‘It is easy to let a Shih Tzu take advantage of you, particularly when it is so cute and adorable.’
- ‘There were dozens of cats around, one or two of which were absolutely adorable.’
- ‘They make him look so sweet and adorable and well, that's a total misconception if you really know Jake.’
- ‘In the afternoon I go to see the zebras and check on the two new foals which were born just a few days ago - they're adorable.’
- ‘Gillian showed me just a small sample of the many adorable letters and pictures they receive from children each year.’
- ‘Then every now and then she sleeps on me or she cuddles me and purrs and nuzzles and she's totally adorable.’
- ‘He's adorable, about two years old, part Maaori with a halo of light brown curls.’
- ‘The Steiffe range has adorable teddy bear motifs down the legs of the shorts, or the arms of tops and as a logo on T-shirts.’
- ‘They have a stunning house, two adorable children and a legion of supportive friends.’
- ‘The kittens are absolutely adorable and it seems a shame that I can't get anyone to come out and take them away.’
- ‘Lizzie was a most adorable and good person who possessed a caring and loving personality.’
- ‘Well, for one thing, they are cute and adorable and are less active as compared to dogs.’
- ‘It means I get to have the company of this adorable eccentric woman for longer.’
- ‘Shari developed her talent and her mom thought her little angel was adorable in a tutu and tights!’
- ‘Shy, charming and adorable, she bounded over to hug Nandita Das as soon as the actor walked in.’
- ‘Not to worry - this adorable little guy is going to have no trouble finding fabulous new owners, I am sure.’
- ‘For now, she's just a kitten, and one of the most adorable ones we've ever come across.’
- ‘Jack was an adorable well-mannered, gentle boy who had an extraordinary presence that could light up a room.’
Early 17th century (in the sense ‘worthy of divine worship’): from French, from Latin adorabilis, from the verb adorare (see adore).
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